Announcement regarding updated website for Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO)

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces that the Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO) data content standard for the cultural heritage community, is now under the auspices of the Visual Resources Association (VRA). Formerly sponsored by VRAF, CCO activities centered on educational efforts to promote widespread acceptance of cataloging best practices for the visual resources, museum, library, and archival communities. Under VRA’s newly formed Cataloging and Metadata Standards Committee (CaMS), the CCO Subcommittee will continue these activities and oversee the standard. The CCO Subcommittee is currently upgrading web resources, developing training videos, and reviewing cataloging examples. To find out more, go to Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO) at: http://vraweb.org/resources/cataloging-cultural-objects/

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Visual Resources Association Foundation call for 2019-2020 Internship Award Applications

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the sixth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association. Candidates should apply after developing a project with…

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VRA Foundation Regional Workshop Seeking Workshop and Publicity Liaisons

Relevant, up-to-date training on topics related to visual resources, delivered at locations throughout the country -- and you can help! The Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop Implementation Team works collaboratively to host workshops each year, report on each, and seek grant funding for the coming year. This workshop series reflects the VRAF mission to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management and is generously sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Now in its second year, the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team seeks new members for the positions of Junior Workshop Liaison and Publicity Liaison. Joining the VRAF…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) seeks Host sites for the 2019-2020 Internship Award

The VRAF is seeking host sites for the internship; if you are interested in hosting an intern at no cost to your institution, please read the information below. We are very grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for so generously supporting our past Internship Award recipients. Contingent upon this year’s funding from Kress, we will offer our seventh internship in 2019-2020. Click here to read about the 2018-2019 VRAF Internship Award Recipient, Adelaide McComb. The award grants $3,000 to support an internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections, or other appropriate settings. It also provides a professional development account of $1,000 to be used for…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces 2019 Project Grant Recipient

  The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to present the 2019 VRAF Project Grant in the amount of $3000 to Arden Kirkland, creator of the CostumeCore Toolkit, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. The CostumeCore Toolkit project will provide a toolkit to users, in order to streamline the process of setting up standards-based, interoperable metadata for collections related to the study of historic clothing. The VRAF Project Grant will allow Ms. Kirkland to update current templates in CSV/Excel formats, create plug-ins for Omeka S, templates and vocabulary for JSTOR Forum, and provide…

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2019 VRA Foundation Project Grant: Call for Applications

Call for Project Grant Applications Open! Deadline Extended to May 10, 2019, 11:59PM PST The purpose of the VRA Foundation’s Project Grant is to provide support for projects in the field of visual resources and image management.  One grant is available in the spring 2019 cycle with up to $3,000 to be awarded.  The funds may be used for stand-alone projects, pilots or start-up financing for larger projects, or for a component of a larger project.  Collaborative projects and those proposed by groups, whether or not affiliated with an organization or institution, are encouraged.  Of particular interest are innovative projects with results that can have a broad…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces 2019 Professional Development Grant recipient

Monday, March 4, 2019 The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to present the winter 2019 VRAF Professional Development Grant in the amount of $1000 to Dr. Claudy Op den Kamp, Senior Lecturer in Film at the Faculty Member Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management, Bournemouth University. Claudy Op den Kamp, plans on utilizing the funds to attend the 2019 Visual Resources Association (VRA) National Conference, which will be in Los Angeles, California from March 26-29th. Op den Kamp will be a co-presenter at a session titled, Special Topics in Intellectual Property Rights: Motion Pictures, Archival Footage, and Film in Pedagogy. She will be…

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Registration Now Open for Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends!

Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop APRIL 26, 2019 Instructor: Shyam Oberoi Hosted by The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation Ready to Register? Click here. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This day-long workshop will provide you with the background and tools to effectively organize, catalogue, and distribute your institution’s digital assets by introducing you to the core concepts of managing digital content. Participants will receive an overview of metadata standards, as well as how to manage, share, and publish digital content. Topics covered will include: Best practices…

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2019 VRA Foundation Professional Development Grant: Call for Applications | One week left for submission!!!

2019 VRA Foundation Professional Development Grant: Call for Applications The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the VRAF Professional Development Grant program. This program offers two $1000 grants yearly. This grant can be used to support conference participation, enroll in a workshop, for an online education opportunity, or for research activities. For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:59pm Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, and to submit your application here: https://goo.gl/forms/mLrZCo7VdQrup3nf2 or please contact the VRAF Board of Directors at vrafoundation@gmail.com. The…

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Registration Now Open for Exhibit, Instruct, Promote, Collaborate: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship @ UChicago with Susan Jane Williams

Exhibit, Instruct, Promote, Collaborate: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship with instructor, Susan Jane Williams A Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop Hosted by the University of Chicago March 1, 2019 Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Are you a beginning Omeka user who would like to know more about its capabilities and possible uses? This workshop will explore both the Omeka.net (free, remote hosted) and the Omeka.org (free, to install on your own server) versions, and the newest product, Omeka S (a way to manage many collections under one admin interface). Plug-ins, mapping and loading data,…

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